Sunday, February 11, 2007


Last night The Hellgate Road Runners held their annual Awards Night dinner party. It is always a good time (open bar + music = raucous good time) but this year in particular was special for a few reasons.

I put together a video montage from photos our coach has taken over the past few years. I burned the montage to DVD and used a projector to show the video (running the audio thru the DJ’s sound system). The project came off technically glitch-free and based on the feedback I’ve gotten, it was well received.

I was also recognized as the “Most Improved Male Runner” at the awards ceremony. I am really quite honored by this but mostly I am thankful to the club. Without the support and motivation I get from my teammates I am fairly certain I wouldn’t be running as well as I am today.

My hearty and sincere congratulations to all of the other award winners. Your recognition is very well deserved!

“Resolve to perform what you ought. Perform without fail what you resolve.”
Benjamin Franklin


stephruns said...

wow-they gave you a certificate? that is so awesome.

Suzanne said...

The award was very well deserved and the video montage was amazing.

DebbieJRT said...

Congrats on the award, Josh! Well deserved.

Sempre Libera said...


angie's pink fuzzy said...


Uptown Girl said...

Congrats! Here's to another successful year.

nyflygirl said...


(btw-do you realize a certain other blogger is also club secretary and won most improved at our recent awards gala too...funny!!)

Just12Finish said...

Congratulations Josh!

Yvonne said...

the montages were SO fabulous. they really made an already-wonderful evening even more wonderful. congrats on your well deserved award. i think we all saw that coming :)

JustRun said...

Congratulations! Well deserved, I'm sure.

By the way, I'm now linking to you and your bro- that's got to be my first "family link" on my blog. haha.

Deene said...


Ginger Breadman said...

the hellgate runners sounds like a pretty cool group to be a part of. video montages are always so memorable at events - to be able to feel the mood with music and reminisce with the photos. Congrats on the award!

Josh said...

Steph - it's actually a really nice plaque mounted on wood.

Suzanne - Thanks for your kind words and for being such a good sport!

Debbie - Thanks very much!

Sempre, Angie and Uptown - Thanks!

NYFlyGirl - Thanks. And no, I'm not sure who you're referring to...?

Just12Finish - Thanks very much!

Yvonne - Thanks very much Yvonne. I really enjoyed putting the videos together! I am glad you enjoyed the show.

JustRun - LOL, yes it is a small world indeed. BTW - you should take the trip for sure!

Deene - Thank you!

Ginger - You are right, Hellgate is a great club! I choose Chariots of Fire and a uptempo track from the Kill Bill soundtrack. It was a lot of fun! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your well-deserved award and I absolutely loved the montages. The music was totally awesome and the sayings too. I particularly loved Suzanne's hard core and don't mess with me face. It was breath-taking not to mention funny as hell!!!LOL Janine

P.S. Where did Salena disappear to? I didn't see her. She was missed and I hope she didn't miss the montage and most importantly your award. You are a great runner and must say you are pretty good dresser too. I give your attire for the evening a 10. :-)

Skylight said...

Nice job, Josh. Congrats, and keep up the good work!

(And btw, nyflygirl was referring to me, but apparently you figured that out already... Thanks for the comment on my blog.)

the_ubster said...

Way to go Josh. I'm inspired. I need to get off my fat ass and run again.

As soon as it warms up here :-)